“Nanosilver: Breakthrough or Biohazard?” is a public presentation which introduces audiences to the increasingly frequent use of silver nanoparticles in consumer products. During the presentation, visitors are guided through questions such as: What is nanosilver? Why is it used in consumer products such as teddy bears and food containers? How safe is nanosilver, and how might it affect the environment? Visitors are engaged with samples of nanosilver products, various images and graphics that tell the story of nanosilver, and a demonstration that uses a plume of diet cola to show how particle size affects reactions.
What is a nanometer? What things are measured in nanometers? Is a red blood cell bigger or smaller than a bacteria? This video takes you on an adventure of scale from the macrosize to the microsize to the nanosize!
This cart demo is about Biobarcodes, a nanomedical technology that allows for massively parallel testing for disease diagnosis. Visitors learn about antibodies, how each antibody binds to a unique protein, and how biobarcoding uses nanoparticles, antibodies, DNA and magnetism to detect diseases earlier than we could detect before. Visitors assemble a jigsaw puzzle that models how Biobarcodes™ work.
Set of cartoon posters on the possibilities of nanotechnology developed by Jive Media Africa funded by the Department of Science and Technology through South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). Poster topics include water purification, cancer treatment, and energy. A learner handbook with classroom lessons and worksheets accompanies the posters.
This creative video from Science Alberta, explores the possible careers in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Their educational site, wonderville.ca, includes additional education videos, games, activities, and comics.
DragonflyTV Nano showcases kids conducting inquiry-based investigations, aided by science museums and university research labs nationwide. The DragonflyTV Nano series presents the "big ideas" in nanoscience and nanotechnology The accompanying website provides links to online games and activities, in-depth educator guides, and episode synopses.
Experiments exploring nanomaterials and properties. Find how nanofilters clean water, the size of a molecule of oleic acid and movement of molecules by diffusion. This resource provides hand-on activities, experiments, PowerPoints and hand-outs covering many topic in nanoscale science and engineering.
"Scale and Measurement" is one of the modules developed by AccessNano. It includes experiments, Power Points and activites to help students learn about scientific notation and the metric system; putting the size of things at the nanoscale into perspective and about the methods used to visualise things at the nanoscale, including microscopy and light diffraction.